UPDATE: District Jail Assault Victim Brutally Beaten


(THUNDER BAY, ON) – This afternoon we broke the story of yet another violent assault happening at the District Jail. Correctional Officers along with Thunder Bay Police Service and Superior EMS responded to the scene.
The victim, a 25-year-old male inmate was found unresponsive and bleeding from the back of his head. Chest compressions and numerous life-saving measures were engaged in order to save the man’s life.
The beating, which included punches, kicks and the inmates head being slammed into the cell bars, is what our sources indicate happened.
Our most recent information is that the inmate is in a coma at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
This is at least the second violent assault at the jail this week. Numerous more assaults take place but are not reported to staff as inmates do not want to be further victimized.
The overcrowded and understaffed jail has passed the tipping point. Thunder Bay is slated to get a new jail which will have 325 beds, but, it will combine the correctional centre and the district jail. I recall this move was done with our two hospitals being combined into one before.
Perhaps a larger facility, closed to 500 beds would be better off to provide room for growth? Leave your thoughts in the comments.


5 Replies to “UPDATE: District Jail Assault Victim Brutally Beaten”

    1. I have a better idea. Put them all in a big room and lock the door. Give them a bunch of sticks and let them take care of themselves. It’d save the tax payers a sh*tload of cash.

    2. 325 + 147 from the old DJ , still woefully small considering the roads to be soon opening up and more banished people coming here for welfare and party time .

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